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Frenchtown Girls Look to 3-peat at Divisionals

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The Frenchtown girls basketball team started the season well at 6-1, but after their starting point-guard was out with a concussion for a few games, they lost four straight, only to have rebounded well, as the team hasn't lost a game in the month of February.  

"We did have that four game skid, but lately we've been playing better defense, our transition game is coming along, we're starting to find and know our roles a little bit better, but we're excited for divisionals" says head coach Jim Tolman.

Excited for divisionals, and with good reason, many on the basketball team were also state champions last year for softball.

"It definitely makes you hungry to get out there and feel that feeling again. Even winning the divisional championship and stuff feels great, and we're 2-time divisional champs, so to get that third one would be awesome, especially my senior year," says senior forward Vanessa Stavish.

But with being back-to-back divisional champs, is there any added pressure?

"There's definitely pressure, we've just got to overcome it, and know that we are who we are, and we are a great team, but we have to be humble," answers senior guard Kayla Blood.

One thing the Broncs have going for them is a diverse schedule, having played several AA and class B teams.

"I definitely think playing those AA teams is good for us, we love going out and playing them, love being the underdog playing the big teams hoping to get a win.  We got a few last year, but the games were close this year, we just didn't finish at the end," says Stavish.

The Broncs are led by Vanessa Stavish and Kayla Blood, teammates who have been key members of the team for the last four seasons.  Stavish heading to play at MSU-B next year, while Blood will attend Concordia in Portland, with the two schools being in the same conference in two years.

"It will be really weird, to be her opponent I think will be the hardest thing, I won't be passing the ball to her, but it will be different, and I'll have to find someone else to have that connection with, the post-guard connections," says Blood.

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